Not far from my home in Doncaster, repairs are currently being made to the canal tow path. The machinery being used is incredible, and it’s all floating on barges. It’s quite surreal to see such machinery in this setting which is why was compelled to paint it. ‘Fixing the tow path’ the more complex piece was fascinating to paint. Due to some of the machinery moving around, some of the objects feel incomplete, in flux and semi abstract. Half way through the painting, I decided it was time for a break. I took my small camping stove and traditional coffee perculator, the smell of coffee and oil paints, what could be better on a painting expedition??
I’m hoping to return to the same spot tomorrow to tackle another in the series.